The enamoring thing about ladies with more than six decades of life up their sleeves is that, more often than not, they've figured their personal style out to perfection—that may mean simple, pared-down looks or that outlandish, outré aesthetic we adore double-tapping. Either way, let these 10 chic older women impart some sage advice and important nuggets of wisdom for your sartorial psyche. Gather 'round, kids.
Style Lesson #1: Up any ordinary shirt-and-jeans combo with big, in-your-face details.
Lyn Slater of Accidental Icon knows exactly what we mean. Flared jeans are in, but trust her to take things even further via that huge lace-up deet up one leg. Oh, and note her choice of mismatched earrings, too!
Style Lesson #2: Statement specs paired with a statement sweater is the height of granny chic.
The ever quirky-cute Jenny Kee is undeniable proof! Toss on electric blue fabric hoops and some fingerless knit gloves for good measure.
Style Lesson #3: Always throw on an unexpected accessory.
Tessie Singson adds a pair of suspenders and a giant rosary sling to her black-and-white OOTD, effectively making us crane our necks to steal a second look.
Style Lesson #4: Monochrome dressing doesn't have to be boring...as long as you've got texture.
Commit to pink like Erni Stollberg, but make sure to keep things interesting: a ribbed beanie, ruffled top, and potential coat paws make all the difference.
Style Lesson #5: Yes, there is a way to do non-embarrassing matchy with your beau.
This couple is our faaavorite. There's nothing sweeter than young love grown old, so show it by pairing up in subtle prints and coordinated color schemes.
Style Lesson #6: Don't stop at simply layering prints—layer aesthetics, too!
Sarah Jane Adams mixes '90s plaid flannel with a traditional embroidered folk dress and cherry-red combat boots. This look is (literally) everything.
Style Lesson #7: You don't have to be subtle about wearing labels.
In case you haven't noticed, logomania is back in a huge way! The catch, though, is that you've got to do it tastefully; Moon Lin goes the slouchy sportswear route and nails it.
Style Lesson #8: Look for LBDs that are anything but basic.
Keep your eye out for fun little black dresses like Beatrix Ost's! Even this timeless closet staple should be able to stand out.
Style Lesson #9: The '70s are always in style.
If one season it's peasant dresses and floaty florals, the next it'll be platforms and disco glitter—you can count on it. Don't throw out gran's old threads just yet. Ana Gimeno Brugada is warning you.
Style Lesson #10: Summer dressing is forever.
...especially in our unending tropical heat! You'll never go wrong with a white dress and straw accents, as demonstrated by Renata Molho.